ART WORKSHOP 2017
8 Mondays, 9:30-11:30am, Oak Room
December 5 – January 23 (2017)
January 30 – March 20
March 27 – May 15
May 22 – July 10
$40 members / $50 non-members (includes Arboretum Admission)
To Register please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or pay at the class

This is a self-directed workshop (no official instructor) that provides a supportive, encouraging environment for those who wish to pursue their artistic endeavors in watercolor, graphite, pastels, etc. Both beginning and experienced artists are welcome. It is a wonderful opportunity to develop at your own speed in your own media while being in the company of those with like interests.


OIL PAINTING
6 week sessions
January 14 – February 18
February 25 – April 1
April 8 – May 13
May 20 – June 24 (cancelled)
9:30am – 12:30pm & 1:00pm – 4:00pm / Oak Room (Bamboo Room when Oak room is not free)
Instructor: Ron Pettie
$69 members / $79 non-members (includes Arboretum admission)
To Register please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or pay at the class

Capture the beauty of nature! We will guide a beginner to draw and paint with confidence. More advanced students will be able to paint independently at their own pace and will be able to choose their own subjects. Each subsequent six-week class will explore other areas of painting such as landscape, still life, domestic animals, structures, deserts, and seascapes. Master artist Ron Pettie will guide you on this adventure. All materials are included.


BOTANICAL ART & ILLUSTRATION 2016
4 Tuesdays per session per month
10am-2pm (includes lunch break) / Oak Room
Instructor: Cristina Baltayian

January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 4, 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23
June 6, 13, 20, 27

$275 Arboretum members per month / $295 non-members per month (includes Arboretum Admission)
To Register please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or pay at the class

These classes will be exploring color pencil, graphite, pen and ink, and watercolor on various papers, vellum and other surfaces. The emphasis will be on plant observation, drawing, composition, color theory and matching, and medium techniques. In conjunction with the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California, students will be studying and portraying many of the Arboretum plant introductions from the last 50 years. The goal is to build a collection of paintings that will celebrate and document the invaluable contribution of the Los Angeles Arboretum to the state of California.


BOTANICAL ART Show & Sale – ARTboretum 2017
Fri – Sun. April 28 – April 30
11am – 5pm / Oak Room
Instructor: Cristina Baltayian
The LA Arboretum is excited to present the second annual ARTboretum: Nature’s infinite beauty portrayed in exquisite detail. Our own Botanical Art and Illustration students, instructed by botanical artist Cristina Baltayian, and our Art Workshop, will show original works and fine art prints of botanical art. Originals, prints, and cards featuring their art will be for sale to the public.
Meet the artists! Enjoy wine and cheese with the artists at a reception in the Oak Room at 1 pm, Saturday April 29.


GARDEN NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY 2017
7:30pm – 10:00pm / Rotunda/on Grounds
2/25 7-10pm
3/18 7-10pm
4/29 7-10pm
5/27 7-10pm
Instructor: Frank McDonough
$30 members / $40 non-members
To Register please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or pay at the class

Night offers unique photographic opportunities in the garden so come join us for this special session. Share your night photography techniques with other photographers. Special emphasis will be placed on the ‘Painting with Light’ technique, so bring your ‘big gun’ flashlights.


LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS
March 11th, 2017; 3:00pm – 5:30pm / Bamboo Room
$45 members / $55 non-members (includes Arboretum admission)
Instructor: Frank McDonough
To Register please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or pay at the class

Arboretum botanist Frank McDonough’s landscape photographs have become quite popular on the Arboretum’s Facebook page. In this class he will share basic and advanced instruction on landscape photography using the Arboretum as a subject and a backdrop. This class is geared towards those with DSLR cameras. Tripods are highly recommended as are a selection of lenses (one wide angle and one telephoto). Session two will also cover HDR software techniques for producing more natural looking images. Please bring your camera’s printed manual or have access to the camera’s manual on your phone or pad.

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